Piet Dirix

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Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the BioXtra dry mouth care system in the treatment of radiotherapy-induced xerostomia
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Support Care Cancer 15:1429-36. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Malignancies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses: long-term outcome with conventional or three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69:1042-50. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint The influence of xerostomia after radiotherapy on quality of life: results of a questionnaire in head and neck cancer
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut LKI, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
    Support Care Cancer 16:171-9. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging early after chemoradiotherapy to monitor treatment response in head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Vincent Vandecaveye
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:1098-107. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Diffusion-weighted MRI for nodal staging of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: impact on radiotherapy planning
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut LKI, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76:761-6. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Value of intensity-modulated radiotherapy in Stage IV head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:1373-80. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of adding concomitant chemotherapy to hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy for advanced head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Sandra Nuyts
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:1088-95. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate major salivary gland function before and after radiotherapy
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut LKI, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:1365-71. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Outcome after re-irradiation of head and neck cancer patients
    Nele Platteaux
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Strahlenther Onkol 187:23-31. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Early experience with a hybrid accelerated radiotherapy schedule for locally advanced head and neck cancer
    Sandra Nuyts
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut LKI, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Head Neck 29:720-30. 2007

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Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the BioXtra dry mouth care system in the treatment of radiotherapy-induced xerostomia
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Support Care Cancer 15:1429-36. 2007
    ..Symptomatic treatment consists of stringent oral hygiene to prevent oral infections and saliva substitutes to increase comfort. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of the BioXtra (BX) dry mouth care system...
  2. ncbi request reprint Malignancies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses: long-term outcome with conventional or three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69:1042-50. 2007
    ..To evaluate the long-term clinical outcome and toxicity of conventional and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for malignancies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses...
  3. ncbi request reprint The influence of xerostomia after radiotherapy on quality of life: results of a questionnaire in head and neck cancer
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut LKI, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
    Support Care Cancer 16:171-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the degree of xerostomia in survivors of head and neck cancer and to determine its impact on quality of life...
  4. doi request reprint Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging early after chemoradiotherapy to monitor treatment response in head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Vincent Vandecaveye
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:1098-107. 2012
    ..To evaluate diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for assessment of treatment response in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) three weeks after the end of chemoradiotherapy (CRT)...
  5. doi request reprint Diffusion-weighted MRI for nodal staging of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: impact on radiotherapy planning
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut LKI, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76:761-6. 2010
    ..To evaluate the use of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) for nodal staging and its impact on radiotherapy (RT) planning...
  6. doi request reprint Value of intensity-modulated radiotherapy in Stage IV head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:1373-80. 2010
    ..To review outcome and toxicity of Stage IVa and IVb head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma patients treated with concomitant chemotherapy and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) according to a hybrid fractionation schedule...
  7. ncbi request reprint Impact of adding concomitant chemotherapy to hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy for advanced head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Sandra Nuyts
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:1088-95. 2009
    ..To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy (RT) schedule combined with concomitant chemotherapy (Cx) in patients with locally advanced head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma...
  8. doi request reprint Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate major salivary gland function before and after radiotherapy
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut LKI, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:1365-71. 2008
    ..To evaluate diffusion-weighted (DW)-MRI as a noninvasive tool to investigate major salivary gland function before and after radiotherapy (RT) for head and neck cancer (HNC)...
  9. doi request reprint Outcome after re-irradiation of head and neck cancer patients
    Nele Platteaux
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Strahlenther Onkol 187:23-31. 2011
    ..To retrospectively report the outcome of head and neck cancer patients following re-irradiation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Early experience with a hybrid accelerated radiotherapy schedule for locally advanced head and neck cancer
    Sandra Nuyts
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut LKI, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Head Neck 29:720-30. 2007
    ..Our aim was to determine feasibility and efficacy of a hybrid radiotherapy schedule in locally advanced head and neck cancer...
  11. doi request reprint Intensity-modulated radiotherapy for sinonasal cancer: improved outcome compared to conventional radiotherapy
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut LKI, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78:998-1004. 2010
    ..To evaluate clinical outcome and toxicity of postoperative intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for malignancies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses...
  12. doi request reprint Role and value of diffusion-weighted MRI in the radiotherapeutic management of head and neck cancer
    Maarten Lambrecht
    Department of Radiation Oncology, LKI, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, Leuven 3000, Belgium
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 10:1451-9. 2010
    ..In this article, we aim to bundle the current experience on DW-MRI in HNSCC and elaborate on its potential value and drawbacks at different time points before, during and after radiotherapy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Dose painting in radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: value of repeated functional imaging with (18)F-FDG PET, (18)F-fluoromisonidazole PET, diffusion-weighted MRI, and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Nucl Med 50:1020-7. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: value of diffusion-weighted MR imaging for nodal staging
    Vincent Vandecaveye
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Radiology 251:134-46. 2009
    ..To evaluate diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, as compared with turbo spin-echo MR imaging, for the detection of nodal metastases in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Post-operative intensity-modulated radiotherapy for malignancies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 85:385-91. 2007
    ..To evaluate the clinical outcome and toxicity of post-operative intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for malignancies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prognostic influence of retropharyngeal lymph node metastasis in squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut LKI, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:739-44. 2006
    ..To investigate the impact of involvement of retropharyngeal lymph nodes on the prognosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging during chemoradiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Vincent Vandecaveye
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Radiol 20:1703-14. 2010
    ..To evaluate diffusion-weighted (DWI) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for treatment prediction during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNC)...
  18. doi request reprint Evidence-based organ-sparing radiotherapy in head and neck cancer
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuven Cancer Institute LKI, Leuven, Belgium
    Lancet Oncol 11:85-91. 2010
    ..Because xerostomia and dysphagia are the main causes of decreased quality of life after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, the prevention of these two complications will form the focus of this review...
  19. doi request reprint Incidence of isolated regional recurrence after definitive (chemo-) radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Maarten Lambrecht
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat, Leuven, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 93:498-502. 2009
    ..To evaluate the incidence and localization of regional recurrences after definitive (chemo-) radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients treated with chemoradiotherapy
    Nele Platteaux
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuven Cancer Institute, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
    Dysphagia 25:139-52. 2010
    ..However, more research is needed to further decrease the incidence of dysphagia and improve quality of life...
  21. ncbi request reprint Detection of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with diffusion weighted MRI after (chemo)radiotherapy: correlation between radiologic and histopathologic findings
    Vincent Vandecaveye
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:960-71. 2007
    ..To investigate the value of diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in differentiating persistent or recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) from nontumoral postradiotherapeutic alterations...
  22. ncbi request reprint Radiation-induced xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer: a literature review
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuven Cancer Institute, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Cancer 107:2525-34. 2006
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  23. doi request reprint Applications of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Vincent Vandecaveye
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium
    Neuroradiology 52:773-84. 2010
    ..The possible consequences of adding DWI towards therapeutic management are outlined...
  24. doi request reprint Brachial plexopathy after chemoradiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Nele Platteaux
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Strahlenther Onkol 186:517-20. 2010
    ..To evaluate late brachial plexopathy after primary chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma...
  25. doi request reprint Dysphagia after chemoradiotherapy for head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma: dose-effect relationships for the swallowing structures
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75:385-92. 2009
    ..To evaluate late dysphagia after chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma, and to examine its correlation with clinical and dosimetric parameters...
  26. doi request reprint Radiotherapy for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma: current standards
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kankerinstituut LKI, University Hospitals Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 10:1461-9. 2010
    ..This article will attempt to put the various approaches into perspective...
  27. doi request reprint Identification and characterization of nodal metastases in prostate cancer patients at high risk for lymph node involvement
    Sofie Isebaert
    Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven and Department of Oncology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Oncol 52:1336-44. 2013
    ..In addition, E-cadherin expression was studied within the concept of epithelial mesenchymal plasticity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Retropharyngeal nodes in squamous cell carcinoma of oropharynx: incidence, localization, and implications for target volume
    Barbara Bussels
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut LKI, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:733-8. 2006
    ..To investigate the incidence and anatomic localization of retropharyngeal (RP) nodal involvement in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx...
  29. ncbi request reprint The role of whole pelvic radiotherapy in locally advanced prostate cancer
    Piet Dirix
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Radiother Oncol 79:1-14. 2006
    ..Although, the absolute incidence of positive nodes in locally advanced prostate cancer warrants elective radiotherapy, it is relatively low and the modest improvements to be expected may be undetected in the results of a small trial...